Travel is our second-largest export and it generated a $77 billion trade surplus in 2017. In fact, without travel the U.S. trade deficit would have been 14 percent larger.
This table features our top-10 trade partners and provides detailed country-level statistics related to travel exports and trade. Highlights include:
- Without travel, our trade surplus with Canada of $2.8 billion would have been a deficit of $9.4 billion
- Without travel, our trade deficit with India would have been 41% higher
Travel experieces by international visitors to the U.S. help fuel the U.S. economy, and are truly “Made in America”.